Xerosis is an abnormal dryness of the skin or mucus membranes.
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Dry skin usually gets worse during the winter.
Older people are usually affected more by this condition.
Pictures & Images
Xerosis – close-up
Xerosis – close-up: Xerosis refers to abnormally dry skin or membranes, such as those found in the mouth or the conjunctiva of the eye. This picture shows a close-up of xerotic skin. Note the dry and scaly appearance.
Review Date : 10/11/2008
Reviewed By : Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.